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Holiday Incentive Charts

The holidays are an exciting time for everyone! It’s such a magical time for the kids. The treats, holiday movies, and the decorations make it the most exciting. But if you’re a classroom teacher or parent, you know that our little ones tend to forget the expectations when they are so excited! You find yourself […]

A Fun Way for Pencil Storage

Pencils. You love them, and you hate them at the same time. They are found all over the classroom floor. Students never have them when they need them. Erasers turn into a form of chewing gum. For a kindergarten teacher, it’s a pet peeve of mine! But do you know what’s wonderful about kindergarteners? You […]

Creating a Class Schedule to Promote Balanced Literacy

Balanced literacy has been around for a while and was a method of instruction I was drawn to most in college.  I am a huge fan of providing my learners with a variety of opportunities to learn, practice concepts and skills. Balanced literacy does just that. The Gradual Release Model The “I do, We do, You do” approach […]

Classroom Rules: Keep it Simple

Teaching children classroom rules is not something you want to take lightly.  Establishing these guidelines and expectations for behavior will help your children know what is acceptable and unacceptable, but where do you start? When it comes to rules the best RULE of thumb is to keep it simple!  Teaching little ones elaborate and detailed […]